Oystein Aarseth

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2013

    Ten Metal Albums to Hear Before You Die

    Experts. The world is full of them, now more than ever. There are panels full of them on cable news every night. They're clogging up your Twitter timeline. You overhear them everyday on the train. Everyone everywhere is an authority on everything. Everyone's an expert. Like "hipster" or "passion," t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2009

    Cuddly Vampire from Twilight to Play Black Metal Murderer Varg Vikernes in Lords of Chaos Adaptation

    In what producer Stuart Pollack promises to be a "funny portrait of Norway," casting has apparently begun for Lords of Chaos, the movie based on the book based on what the dust jacket shamelessly calls "the bloody rise of the satanic metal underground," or, as the rest of us refer to it, black met ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2009

    Black Metal Murderer Varg Vikernes To Be Freed in Norway

    Ingun Mæhlum "Free at last. Well... almost," reads the triumphant update on black metal murderer Varg Vikernes' (possibly fake) Twitter: after nearly 16 years, Vikernes is getting out of Norwegian prison. In 1993, Varg and an accomplice, Snorre Ruch, murdered his onetime Burzum bandmate Øystein ... More >>

  • News

    April 27, 1999

    Russian Roulette

    Peace Moves Amid Belgrade Power Struggle